Post by Caulder Melhaire on Sept 28, 2020 16:01:12 GMT -6
... and tell us your name, your major, and a fun fact about yourself.” Does anyone actually remember anything about your classmates until it gets mentioned again in group work? I feel like the panic just washes it immediately away.
Anyway! I have had many names, but this one sounds a bit like Caulder. I'm a CS major in the University of Wisconsin system, about to graduate this year and end a 10-year long attempt to get a degree under my belt and my life on track. And I was part of the old Legendfire, may its bones rest in peace while its spirit takes off like a phoenix and lights up a whole new part of the heavens.
I love Nightwish, my personal space, and the Oxford comma. I’ll stand no slander of either. And of course, writing! I have a million stories on the burner, but I've only ever "finished" one. I pretty much only write fantasy and what might be called speculative fiction, since I've never really gotten the horror parts down quite right. Other things? I'm an avid gamer; mainly RPGs, horror, and anything indie with a great story, though Guild Wars 2 is my one official MMO time sink. Symphonic metal is my jam. I also like to dabble in artsy things like piano, violin, acrylic paints, and sketching with colored pencils.
That feels like enough for now. Look forward to meeting some new folks!
Jeffrey aka Pelwrath or just Pel. I’ve a BS in Education and a MS in Operations Management. I currently manage a 12hr night shift, today is an off day. I’ve finally gotten my first book beta read, revised, edited, revised and checked again. Next stop will be self publishing, hopefully by years end. Not really sure about anything overly interesting but if anyone had a question I’ll be happy to answer.
Post by Caulder Melhaire on Sept 30, 2020 20:54:02 GMT -6
Jay - I'm trying to think of everything I've picked up since LF closed LOL
I'd say Nightwish, Epica, and Xandria are still my top three pure symphonic powerhouses. Although Xandria just pulled like half their albums so you may have to find their early stuff on youtube. So stupid. Edenbridge has some good stuff that's lighter symphonic. Oh and of course, Kamelot. Tarja's had a really good solo career too. I'm just now trying our Dark Sarah as well (Dance With the Dragon is amazing). And Amberian Dawn is a little more speed metal lately, but if you check out Circus Black and earlier albums, the lead singer was much more soprano.
Triddana and Skiltron are I guess folk metal? It's literally bagpipes and metal hahahaha. Elvenking is a great one from that genre too.
I'm also become a huge fan of In This Moment, but now we're getting into more traditional metal so I'll shut up XD
Um I'm Dani/Kami/Yugure, I started as a Clarinet Performance major but switched to Computer Information Systems and got my expensive BS degree in that. I'm might have interesting aspects, but I am very mysterious and must maintain that mystery on some level so I refuse to answer the third item. Glad to have you to help tear things up, here. We can all use some chaotic good/chaotic neutral energy in our lives.
Alatariel: My first time really looking at them all, and I agree! So good!
Oct 17, 2021 10:56:20 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Ack....hate it when I've checked and double checked and even triple checked to make sure all is good, only to find out I submitted an entry that has errors. ACK......
Oct 17, 2021 11:10:56 GMT -6
Alatariel: Always! No matter how many time I read through mine, there will always be something someone picks up on that I missed
Oct 17, 2021 11:32:43 GMT -6
pelwrath: I have learned to accept that I’ll have errors, it’s a given. Only do my best to minimize the number of errors.
Oct 17, 2021 12:01:16 GMT -6
Mazulla: Same here! Why is it we only notice these things once they're submitted?!
Oct 17, 2021 12:19:07 GMT -6
Alatariel: Honestly if it's something small I won't take off points because we're all human.
Oct 17, 2021 13:48:59 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Going to adopt the same policy, Alatariel. Such wise words.
Oct 17, 2021 14:47:20 GMT -6
pelwrath: It's been a few weeks but I had an idea for a 100-word story, and posted.
Oct 18, 2021 0:48:18 GMT -6
Mazulla: Your 100 word entry is great, Pelwrath. I don't have any ideas nailed down yet. I seem to always think on it a few days and sometimes don't post til the last day.
Oct 18, 2021 11:30:37 GMT -6
pelwrath: Mazulla, thank you for your kind words. In truth, I didn’t think I’d have a story for ‘crisp’, that I’d like. While cleaning the windows and screens for winter, the idea came to me. The day was a very cloudy one but for a few minutes the sun did shine.
Oct 18, 2021 12:05:20 GMT -6
Mazulla: When you're trying to put together some critiques, but your 80-90lb dog keeps throwing himself in your lap... And keeps looking at me and smiling. You can see this goof here: i.imgur.com/8UvQpbD.jpg?1
Oct 18, 2021 13:00:28 GMT -6
Alatariel: OMG that picture Mazulla! I'm dying
Oct 18, 2021 13:09:04 GMT -6
Mazulla: Distracting, isn't it? Haha! He makes it so hard to ignore him.
Oct 18, 2021 16:44:14 GMT -6
pelwrath: Don’t know if he’s laughing or barring his teeth to protect the computer.
Oct 18, 2021 20:04:57 GMT -6
Mazulla: Oh, he's definitely being a goof! It's a funny attention-seeking maneuver. Quite dramatic about it, too, always throwing his head back to show those pearly whites.
Oct 18, 2021 21:11:03 GMT -6